God bless our country!

Because without God, we have nothing. Without God, we are nothing. With him is life. With him is goodness. He is the giver of every good gift. And he loves to give good gifts to his children. He loves to be the savior of the world. May he bless this country and all people! “May…

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Don’t Be Afraid

There’s lots to be scared about. Plenty to cause worry and anxiety. But Jesus is bigger. There’s a whole lot out there (and inside here) to make us feel horrible about ourselves. But Jesus still loves you. Life can be so lonely and so scary. But Jesus is with you. All the time. The scary…

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People > Politics

Politics are important. They have their place. But Jesus shows us that people are and always will be far more important than winning arguments or gaining power. Because Jesus loves people. He died for people. He saves people. People with souls. He loved people when it was popular and when it was unpopular. When it…

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Who am I?

The way you answer that makes all the difference. Smart? Beautiful? Successful? Be careful. Those things can change so quickly. When they do (or when they’re not as good as the next person), then what’s left to define you? But maybe you answer the question, “Who am I?” differently. Dumb? Outcast? Unlovable? Be careful. We…

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Summer Solstice

After today, the days will be getting shorter. Less and less light day-by-day. It’s fascinating how that happens every year. For many of us, it’s also a little sad to lose the light as winter approaches. If you long for more light in the coming months, it’s a little earning for what your heart needs…

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Your work matters

You don’t need to be the CEO. You don’t need to make millions of dollars. You don’t need to go down in history for your success and influence. You were made by God for great things. And he sees great things differently than we do. God delights in the little stuff that really moves the…

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Where is God when it hurts

When you’re drowning in it all. When it’s all too much and you can’t handle it. When living life means so much pain. Where is God when it hurts? He’s not far off. He’s not aloof. He doesn’t tell you to figure it out on your own. When it hurts, God is right there with…

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Hope in God

Especially when it’s difficult. Especially when life doesn’t make sense. Even when if feels like you’ve got nothing left. If God gave his Son for you, you can trust him. Even though he allows trials that overwhelm you, there is always hope. When you have Jesus, you’re his dear child. He’ll never let you go.…

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God bless our graduates!

It’s graduation season. From preschool to high school, to college and beyond. To all of our graduates: We wish you the very best. There is so much life ahead of you. You will have days ahead filled with so much joy and days ahead with a lot of pain and difficulty. Through it all, may…

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Remembering the fallen

Memorial Day yesterday was another opportunity to remember those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice. It’s sobering and humbling to think of those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our benefit. We’re most grateful to them and their families! For Christians, there’s a kind of Memorial Day remembrance that happens throughout the year. It’s remembering the…

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